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Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am EST
? >>> all right. we're waiting for president obama to come out and give a speech on the economy. we'll have that for you in just a few minutes. >>> the u.s. economy is growing but so is the income gap between the rich and the pour. we are waiting for president obama to talk about changing that and other aspects of the economy. that is the woman that will be introducing him. and we'll have him in just a few moments. mike viqueira joins us for now with more on what to expect from the president. good morning. >> stephanie. good morning. as usual when it comes to politics and policy in washington, it is complicated. the president is trying to put forward his agenda for the state of the union speech and for the last three years of his presidency. he is going to take the populous
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
the 1970's. right now it's $7.25. president obama has suggested bumping up minimum wage. if americans were paid for how hard they truly work, minimum wage should be $22 an hour. improvements in the economy are not felt by most people and that concerns the president who worries the american dream of working yourself up may be you turning into that, just a dream. >> just stark numbers. appreciate it. >>> now to ca capitol hill where congress has a lot on it's aplate, but it's not clear if lawmakers will get anything done. the white house is back in session and it plans to leave town on december 13th. the senate hopes to wrap up it's business on the 20th. let's go to capitol hill, libby, how much home i hope is there tt anything will get done? >> reporter: there is a long list of items that the republicans and democrats would like to sow get tackled, including the defense spending bill and food stamps and agriculture agenda. and he's trying to push congress to extend unemployment benefits. long-term unemployment benefits set to expire on the 28th. they give 18 months of benefits to americans
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
never lost a passenger. >> all right, jonathan. thank you. >>> we should tell you consumers are complaining that there is still plenty that is not going right with healthcare.gov this one day after the obama administration said the site was 90% functional and fixed. some users say it's still possible to think you are signed up but not get coverage. and at peak times of the day, just signing on was still a bit of a problem. mike viqueira is at the whitehouse for us and has the latest on this trouble site. mike, this was a big deadline for the administration over the weekend >> reporter: right. >> there seems to be plenty of work to do here. >> >> reporter: there is. there is good news/bad news really. you mentioned signing on. the administration was full of facts and figures over the laugh two days. saturday, they set november 30th as the goal whereby the quote, unquote vast majority of americans visiting the website would have a positive experience and some success. that would be a marked improvement over what we have seen over the course of the last two months ever since t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
crash. >> this is a live look at andrews air force base right now. president obama just boarding air force one just moments ago. he will be heade headed to south africa for the funeral of nelson mandela. >> welcome back to aljazeera america. i'm del walters. in mexico city, thousands of protestors are taking to the streets. we'll tell it will you why they're so upset about proposed changes for the state run oil company in a molt. first, let's find out whether all this snow and ice are going to continue across the nation today. >> temperatures are going to stay cold enough for some areas to continue with the wintery weather we've been dealing with across mainly northern new england. right now, it's minus forein denver, freezing in memphis, 22 in chicago. if you like it warm, the only place in the u.s. is down across florida, who are already in the 60's and 70's. the dakota, it's minus 10 right now in fargo. dropped to 30 degrees or better below zero. we have those dangerously cold conditions in place. it feels like minus 15 in minneapolis. temperatures are going to stay blow average.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 8:00pm EST
there are sort of in some ways parallel tracts. talk about the u.s., and apartheid in south africa, right? >> we picketed with with them. we were there. >> we appreciate it. and president obama has paid tribute to the life of nelson mandela as well. >> that swept college campuses at that time, the first time he ever spoke to a public audience, he had said many times was on behalf of nelson mandela and the antiapartheid movement. he came to the briefing room, he spoke very eloquently. here is more of what he had to say. >> at his trial in 1964. nelson mandela closed a statement from the dock, says i have fought against white domination. uh it is an ideal which i hope to live for, and to achieve. but if needs be, it is an ideal for which i'm prepared to die. >> nelson mandela. made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. today he has gone home. and we have lost one of the most influential courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages. >> as a newly elected senator in 2005, sena
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
, the rebutte of healthcare, the affordable care act. here's a little bit more of what he had to say. >> obama: i hope you haven't been discouraged about how hard it is because stuff that's worth it is always hard. the civil rights movement was hard. giving me women the right to vo, that was hard. making sure we had the right to organize, that was hard. it's never been busy how we do business in this country. >> tony, the president has a wig problem. even with young people with startling statistics out of harvard, they came out with numbers. 39% of so-called millennials, 18 to 29-year-olds, only 39% approve of the affordable care act. 20%, just 20% of those polled intend to enroll. almost half do not intend to enroll. that could be bad news. >> mike, thank you ♪ >> mark morgan is here with the headlines in sports and big news for major college football. >> reporter: the prosecutor looking into sexual assault allegations against florida state quarterback jameis winston said that his investigation is complete, and he will announce his findings tomorrow afternoon. now william meggs said its up
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
%. much of this battle has been over the minimum wage of $7.25. president obama suggested that rates should be hiked to $10.10 an hour. if it were tied to productively ty, one study said that figure really should be $21.72. >> temperatures are plunging right now across much of the country. a blast of arctic air is bringing bone-chilling cold along with snow and ice storms. it's a different situation along the east coast where temperatures have been a lot warmer than usual. nicole mitchell has more. >> a bone chilling wind has already plunged temperatures by 20-30 degrees in half the country by 24 hours. the cold snap is bringing a brutal mix of snow, ice and sub zero temperatures, impacting 33 million americans. >> it's terrible. it's terrible. watch this time laps as it drops from 54 to 10. it's making an impact with a deep freeze, causing slick roads across america's highways. >> we're going to hit! oh! >> semi trucks sliding in iowa, across the west, some temperatures could plummet 40 degrees. it's not just the biting record cold. around duluth, many shoveling around their tires j
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
mandela. his ex-wife winnie mandela and jacob zuma attended a church service on sunday. president obama and bush and africa for mem -- memorial services. peole have been sharing their stories. for some it's personal. morgan radford spent time had his family and will tell us about that. >> that's right. i had the privilege of interviewing nelson mandela's grandson about his legacy. >> in 2012 i interviewed nelson mandela's grand son who went to live with nelson mandela when he was 11 years old. >> before he became president in "93 i stayed with him, basically since "93. >> he told me about the first time he met his grandfather when he was behind bars serving his sentence. >> i was eight or nine. my parents told me we were going to see my grandfather. >> nelson mandela had been moved to a housing gaol. it was in a poor area of soweto. >> when we got to the place, it had a vcr. a beautiful house, as well as a pool. i was like, "wow, when i grow up i want to go to gaol." i thought that's how people lived. i thought i wanted to be like my grandfather and go to gaol, because this is the life
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am EST
for stephanie. >> all right. nick thank you. >>> president obama joined leaders around the world in mourning the death of nelson mandela. the president and first lady are expected to attend the state burial in south africa. they once in 2005 when the president was a senator in illinois. libby casey joins us now with reaction from are washington. good morning. >> good morning, stephanie. reactions are coming in from all corners of politics, and the reactions that are both personal as well as remembrances of political moments. president obama talked about how he was first inspired to get involved in politics as a college student to get to an anti apartheid rally. and he remembered the day that nelson mandela was freed from prison. he said it was a moment that he saw as a potential that was guided by their likes and not their fears. >> it calls to us to forward the example that he set. to make decisions guided not by hate but by love. to never discount the difference that one person can make, so strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. >>> george h.w. bush was in the presidency when
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